Printing shipping labels using Perl
mfrederico at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 15:34:16 MDT 2005
On 6/21/05, Brandon Beattie <brandon+plug at beatties.us> wrote:
> I've had a side project to help someone come up with a way to print
> labels for a/any shipping carrier. I've been meaning to help for a
> couple months but I haven't found a way to do this in my spare time.
> The only requirements are that it takes the address info from a csv
> dump. There (?used?) to be a perl api for this, but apparently UPS
> threatened to sue the guy and it's no longer maintained on CPAN. I have
> been unable to find any other API that provides a way to login to a
> shipper and pay for the shipping amount and get a label that can be
> printed and put on the package to ship.
> If anyone has worked with online shopping carts (Or just accessing an
> online shipping provider's api) and using perl, what would you recommend
> for getting something like this done? I'd take anything from links,
> documents, code examples, or if it's something you could come up with in
> a couple hours some sort of trade just to get this done. I'm not being
> paid, just trying to help out but it would be worth something for me to
> get this done and off my back. :) "How hard can it to print under
> linux?"(tm). :)
Wow, I am building a similar project, using PHP. I have the internal
barcodes printing to a remote printer but nothing is set for any
particular shipper as of yet. That's the part I am working on. My
implementation won't be in perl, but if I come up with something it
should be trivial to rewrite it.
I'll keep on the lookout.
-- Matthew Frederico
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